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« Reply #1620 on: October 17, 2020, 21:01:38 pm »

 intimidator Smiley
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Slave to internal combustion.


« Reply #1621 on: February 25, 2021, 04:07:46 am »

Nothing super exciting.
Just took my old truck to the grocery store.
Because you need a big block Chevy to haul the groceries home.
This one is just about smiles per gallon...
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« Reply #1622 on: April 28, 2021, 15:57:36 pm »

The 5 car was digitized for a future video game.
They paid $500 for 2 days access to the car.
That tops the $400 I got paid for winning Bracket 1 with my VW bug at Bakersfield way back in '89.  Grin
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« Reply #1623 on: June 02, 2021, 15:14:17 pm »

20 years ago I made an easy switch from VW to AC Porsches.
Easy as in affordable back then.
This was my work car for many years.
Last week at the Porsche dealer getting the numbers matching certificate.
After getting a nice offer it leaves Sunday with it's new owner.
It will be my first time with nothing AC in a long time.  Wink
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« Reply #1624 on: June 02, 2021, 16:29:27 pm »

A few months back I finally bought a "grown up" car in the words of some friends of mine...





It's an '06 2.3t with the one-year-only "Sport Package" replacement for the Aero trim, it's got some cosmetic issues such as peeling clearcoat and a torn up front bumper cover, but there's no rust and no dents anywhere, not bad for 182k miles...

I'm just glad I finally got to scratch my Saab itch, but it figures the guy with a '67 Bug would accidentally buy his way into another weird transition year bastard car.
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« Reply #1625 on: July 08, 2021, 17:44:53 pm »

Saw this parked near Canary Wharf (posh place in London)

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Could image it with a rotary or 20v black top with throttle bodies.

Made a nice change from the usual pointless Range Rovers and low spec white BMWs with stick on M badges  Cheesy
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« Reply #1626 on: July 09, 2021, 17:37:45 pm »

Saw this parked near Canary Wharf (posh place in London)
Could image it with a rotary or 20v black top with throttle bodies.
Made a nice change from the usual pointless Range Rovers and low spec white BMWs with stick on M badges  Cheesy

A Cherry?
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« Reply #1627 on: July 13, 2021, 22:37:37 pm »

I think your right

Thanks for giving me something extra to do over the weekend at work.

Images - 80's cherry
Images - Datsun Sunny
Modified cherry/sunny
Cherry/Sunny for sale  Grin
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« Reply #1628 on: July 14, 2021, 10:17:18 am »

Your images didnt show up Spool...
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« Reply #1629 on: July 14, 2021, 14:57:51 pm »

Sorry to disappoint you but there are no images.

It was what I was typing in with G and oogle before  Cheesy
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« Reply #1630 on: November 10, 2021, 15:54:57 pm »

New suspension set up working great.
Jacking down the front end with more rebound and softer springs all around.
Best car I've ever raced.
Got 2nd out of 42 cars Saturday at big willow.
730hp 2500lbs, big tires big engine big deal lol.
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« Reply #1631 on: November 11, 2021, 11:44:57 am »

New suspension set up working great.
Jacking down the front end with more rebound and softer springs all around.
Best car I've ever raced.
Got 2nd out of 42 cars Saturday at big willow.
730hp 2500lbs, big tires big engine big deal lol.

Congratulations and that beast looks awesome. Corvette right?

Marc
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« Reply #1632 on: November 11, 2021, 14:54:39 pm »

Congratulations and that beast looks awesome. Corvette right?
Marc
Thank you.  Smiley
Close it's a mid 90s Chevy Camaro shape, only the tail lights are off the production car.
Tube chassis, Ford 9 inch, 4.10 with a locker, 4 link with a Watts link.
Dog ring H pattern gear box, no clutch up shifts.
18 degree V8 with a 5 stage dry sump oil pump.
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« Reply #1633 on: November 11, 2021, 16:19:11 pm »

 Grin
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« Reply #1634 on: November 12, 2021, 10:58:03 am »


18 degree V8 with a 5 stage dry sump oil pump.


Is that a 180 degree meaning 'flat plane' crank?
Didnt know you could get them for Chevys? Must sound amazing!

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« Reply #1635 on: November 12, 2021, 14:33:29 pm »

Is that a 180 degree meaning 'flat plane' crank?
Didnt know you could get them for Chevys? Must sound amazing!
Marc

18 Degree engines became available in racing back in the late 80s early 90s.
c&p

18 refers to the angle of the valves in relation to the piston centerline. The 18 degree generally flow more than the 23, and the 15 more than that.

Your standard V8 23 degree cylinder heads , even better ones available, normally an intake flow numbers in the 270 -310 CFM range.
Stock Chevrolet heads rarely surpassed 240 cfm, most of the 23 degree heads use the stock components like rocker arms, push rods, etc.

in the 12-18 degree heads normally cannot use any of the stock components, require special push rods, special rocker arms, and of course the different cylinder heads themselves, many if not most require offset roller lifter cams, special machine work, special headers, special pistons, and they are designed to work best only at high rpm (above 5000rpm) and high valve lifts (above .600 lift) port size can run 235-290cc, cost of the complete setup , including the heads, cam,rockers, pushrods, intake, and special machine work seldom come in under $4500 and frequently much higher, but you do get the increased air flow that allows a 358-410 cid displacement to make 650hp- plus in a correctly set up engine, short answer, there great if you have very deep pockets, but they are not to be thought of as a standard or a cheap upgrade.

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« Reply #1636 on: November 12, 2021, 15:35:27 pm »

18 Degree engines became available in racing back in the late 80s early 90s.
c&p

18 refers to the angle of the valves in relation to the piston centerline. The 18 degree generally flow more than the 23, and the 15 more than that.


Awesome. Thanks for that. Love learning new stuff
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« Reply #1637 on: November 26, 2021, 20:25:26 pm »

Cleaning and checking.
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